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A Fuzzy Decision System for Ultrasonic Prenatal Examination Enhancement
 

Summary: A Fuzzy Decision System for Ultrasonic Prenatal
Examination Enhancement
Brian J. Smith
U.S. Army Missile Command
Research, Development, & Eng. Center
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5252
brians@redstone.army.mil
Payman Arabshahi
Department of Electrical & Computer Eng.
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 35899
payman@anahita.eb.uah.edu
1 Introduction
We report here on the development of a fuzzy decision system to semi-automate ultrasonic prenatal exam-
inations in order to reduce their cost, minimize exposure time of the fetus to ultrasonic radiation, and to
provide a uniform examination for all patients. To our knowledge, this is the first successful application
of its kind, and paves the way towards development of a computationally intelligent system for prenatal
examination.
Obstetric scanning is an established technique for noninvasive examination of the fetus. However, argu-
ments can be made against its routine use. These include the operation's financial cost, concerns for safety

  

Source: Arabshahi, Payman - Applied Physics Laboratory & Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Engineering